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Installing Linux Lite / Re: Surface 2 - Installation Experience?
« Last post by hackneydave on Today at 05:15:58 AM »
Thank you all for your replies. The main issue is that I cannot get the device to boot from its USB drive. There is no UEFA available as far as I can tell; more recent Surface devices are USB-bootable. I've learnt my lesson regarding devices hard-wired to specific operating systems.
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Hold down the Shift key at boot time. Then select Advanced Options for Linux Lite, and choose an earlier kernel (if you have any listed). Don't choose any that say recovery mode or upstart.
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Hi Vera,

Regarding the WiFi issue, it may in your case be either a hardware problem or a bug that has crept into your LL set-up, rather than the kernel version itself ...

I say this because we have LL3.8 with the WiFi running smoothly on three laptops with the kernel 4.4.0-140-generic (see summary in signature below), and also my sister's WiFi is fine with LL3.8 and the same kernel on her Toshiba A300 (7 years old).

You seemed to have invested a significant amount of time in setting up LL3.8 on your machine, so understandably you're reluctant to replace it in a hurry, and I think it would be unwise to do so.  My advice, for what it's worth, is to keep your existing setup and instead install, either as a dual-boot or a virtual machine, another copy of LL3.8, 4.2 or another distro, to check the WiFi. Another solution, which might be simpler (if you don't like dual-booting or setting up VMs) might be to install LL3.8 or 4.2 on any spare HDDs and test these on your machine.  Either way, you get to keep your original precious set-up ...   :)

Cheers
Mike

 
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Network / Re: Having issues with Wi-Fi on LL 3.8 when previously never having issues
« Last post by Vera on November 17, 2018, 10:21:46 PM »
Awesome, thx for the response @Jerry  :D 

From the 3.8 release notes, the original 3.8 kernel is 4.4.0-112. I know for sure that I had no Wi-Fi problems when I was on that kernel.
Via the uname -r command, I see I'm currently running 4.4.0-140. So I need to go back to 4.4.0-112.

I used Lite Tweaks Kernel Installer to see if I could go back to 4.4.0-112, but it didn't seem to list the last number, just the x.x.x number (see pic below). Maybe I'm doing this wrong.



Anyway, while I'm definitely still open to reverting to kernel 4.4.0-112 when I figure it out, I'm also wondering if maybe instead of putting the time into that, maybe I should just go straight to a fresh LL install of the latest version of LL. Release notes show that LL4.2 (latest version at time of writing) has kernel 4.15.0-38.41.

I'd been meaning to get around to upgrading to LL 4.x in the longer term anyway, but I'd gotten the machine set up so well on 3.8 with all the software I needed, etc, that I didn't want to put in the time to upgrade, which would require a fresh install from 3.8 to LL 4.2. However, now that I'm having problems while on 3.8, maybe this is the impetus I need to switch to 4.2.

If anyone has any thoughts, input or comments I would love to hear them.
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On Topic / Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS may now offer 10 years of support
« Last post by torreydale on November 17, 2018, 09:08:37 PM »
I was wrong, but I learned a new command from Jerry. 


The news is still good.  Canonical doesn't appear to be going anywhere but up, and the benefits of their continued development should continue to trickle down to the desktop user.
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Suggestions and Feedback / Brave Browser
« Last post by torreydale on November 17, 2018, 09:03:44 PM »
I don't expect Brave to become preinstalled with Linux Lite.  But I would like to see it considered as a Default Browser option. 


I have been using it on my Linux Lite laptop and mobile devices for the past several weeks in lieu of Chrome.  I like how fast it is, the installed adblocker, the fact that it is based on Chromium, and that it was started by the co-founder of Mozilla, the maker of Firefox.  I have been a Chrome user, but the resource usage with Brave Browser running is much lower.  Brave Browser on my mobile phone performs better than the default browsers there.  The only downside I see with Brave so far is that, for now, it does not synchronize bookmarks from my laptop to my mobile device.
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Have you looked at the Sound section of the Help Manual for configuration options?

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Network / Re: Having issues with Wi-Fi on LL 3.8 when previously never having issues
« Last post by Jerry on November 17, 2018, 07:16:42 AM »
One of the newer kernels via Install Updates could be the culprit here. Try reverting to previous kernels and stay on them for a day or two as part of a troubleshooting exercise.

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Network / Re: Having issues with Wi-Fi on LL 3.8 when previously never having issues
« Last post by Vera on November 16, 2018, 08:36:21 PM »
The above solution turned out not to help, unfortunately. It seemed to work, but may have been co-incidental. I am experiencing intermittent problems again. Also, setting RTS did not persist for me between re-booting, so the RTS may have helped, but for that session only. I'm still trying to figure out what the problem is with these intermittent Wi-Fi problems. Sometimes I have to re-boot several times just to get Wi-Fi to connect again.
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On Topic / Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS may now offer 10 years of support
« Last post by elelme on November 16, 2018, 07:36:01 AM »
Yes, sir! That command really was enlightening. Thanks.
(So much to learn, so little time!)     
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